Irregular bleeding

Q: May I please have advice on the following: I normally get my haidh after approx 23-26 days. It starts with heavy red bleeding. However, on sunday morning (the 15th) there was a lighter brown discharge. I did not count it as haidh and performed salaah for the whole day. On Sunday evening, there was a darker brown discharge that was a bit more in quantity, so I counted that as haidh. On Monday, Tuesday, and today, there is no dark brown discharge but a rather faint light brown. I have not been reading salaah etc. My haidh according to general would have only been due at the end of this weekend or so. This brown was on the 17th clean day which is unusual for me to get so early. I feel like these 3 days have been istihaadha. I am confused whether I should start reading salaah again and not count this, or must I still count this as haidh? When red bleeding starts in may be another few days time, would I count haidh days from this past sunday (15th) or from when the red bleeding starts? Is the light brown before red counted as haidh or not? One of my apas had said that you do not count the brown before the haidh but you count the brown when the haidh is ending. Is this correct?

A: The brownish discharge will be counted as the commencement of the haidh.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)